Are cravings controlling your eating habits? Well, they don’t have to anymore. Cravings are overrated. Learn how to use your mind to change what you crave. You will lose weight.
If I were to ask you which foods temp you, most likely they wouldn”t be ones that are very healthy. I bet they would be ice cream, potato chips, pizza, or something along those lines. In fact, in your mind right now as you”re reading, you are probably thinking about a food that isn”t healthy. Well, aren”t you? Stop for a moment and think about it……………….. The point I”m going to make in this article is that you can change what you crave by changing how you think.
Every new client that comes to my office for weight-loss has a “craving problem.” But I don”t see it as a problem at all. I see it as a solution. Cravings are over-rated. They are hodge-podge and we don”t have to be controlled by them. We don”t have to feel temped by ice cream, cookies or 20-ounce prime ribs. Instead, we can be tempted by watermelon, pineapple, oranges or apples; foods like that. Think that sounds crazy? Well it isn”t and you”ll see why.
When I first sit down and talk with a client about their eating habits, I gather everything I need to know about exactly what they eat and how they eat. The culprit to their weight problem always boils down to snacking, picking, eating foods that are unhealthy or just plain over-eating. Then I”ll ask them what fruits and vegetables they like. I”m yet to come across someone who hates fruit or hates every vegetable under the sun. Finally I”ll ask them how often they eat fruits or vegetables and it”s always a lot less often than the unhealthy stuff.
After I”ve gathered my arsenal of information, we do our thing. I”ll have my clients lay back in my recliner and close their eyes. I”ll direct their mind to a peaceful place, and within minutes they”ll be relaxed like never before. Then I start talking about their favorite fruits and vegetables. I”ll ask them to imagine taking a bite of their favorite juicy, ripe fruit and to feel the juices tickling their taste buds. I”ll say to their mind, “from now on anytime you have a craving for food, you will think of a juicy, ripe piece of fruit. And bingo!!! Next thing you know these are exactly the kinds of foods they start desiring. Why? Because anytime you close your eyes and bring yourself to a calm, relaxed place, your subc